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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203746
Last updated: 24 March 2021
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Date:24-APR-1957
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic NAVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ryan Navion
Owner/operator:private
Registration: CF-IDP
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mount Breakenridge, BC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Penticton Airport (CYYF)
Destination airport:Vancouver International Airport (CYVR), BC
Narrative:
A privately operated Ryan Navion aircraft was conducting a flight from Penticton to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR), BC with one pilot and two passengers on board. The aircraft collided with terrain 600' below the summit of Mount Breakenridge, possibly due to fuel starvation. All occupants were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire.
Found crashed on snow-covered mountain 28 April 1957.
The crash made news again in October 2020 after the wreckage was spotted atop the mountain in the melting snow.

Sources:

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 29 April 1957, p1
The Leader-Post 4 May 1957, p13
https://www.vicnews.com/news/wreckage-of-possibly-decades-old-airplane-crash-discovered-on-mountain-near-harrison-lake/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jan-2018 17:07 TB Added
15-Jan-2018 17:00 TB Updated [Source]
21-Oct-2020 07:01 gerard57 Updated [Source]
23-Oct-2020 18:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2020 16:52 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2020 09:02 onward Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2021 21:59 TB Updated [Source]

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